Ballycastle >Local News
31st May '17

                                                     An AED Defibrillator is located in Ballycastle Community Hall

                                                      In the event of a person collapsing and becoming unresponsive:

                                                      1. Call 999 (landline) or 112 (mobile)

                                                      2. Call local Defibrillator Responder on

                                                         A) 086-257-6771 or B) 086-257-6772

                                                      3. Start CPR immediately while awaiting responder and emergency     



Giro de Baile

Early bird registration before the 8th June costs €25. Group Ticket €25 (Min 4).
Online registration after the 8th June €40.

The Giro de Baile will take place this year on Sunday 6th August ( Bank Holiday Weekend)

For more information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter,

or contact Mairtín or Noel 086-3225128/086-3828713 or email .


No's drawn on 29th May were: 1. 6. 24. 25. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now €1,500.

Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Colette Hyland, Ballycastle

Jamie & Tommy Timlin, Ballycastle

Barry Cox, Ballyglass

Padraic McBrien, Ballycastle

Tony & Mary D'Arcy, Main Street

Ballinglen Exhibition

A solo exhibition by Ron Rumford  'Coast Watcher' at the Ballinglen Gallery, Ballinglen Arts Foundation from Saturday 3rd June  and continues until June 26th 2017.
Ron is pleased to have this opportunity to show the progression of works made over a four year period. 

I am also deeply honoured to be part of the Ballinglen Arts Foundation's 25th Anniversary celebrations.
The success of the Foundation is tribute to the vision hatched in 1992 by Margo Dolan and Peter Maxwell for a fellowship residency program that hosts international artists and their families in this remote and warm-welcoming community of Ballycastle on the extraordinary coast of North County Mayo,

Republic of Ireland .

In addition to my newest work we will install within the gallery, 'Giant Steps': 25 years of prints by
Ballinglen Arts Foundation Fellows with works from the Foundation Archive by international artists. 

Do come along and see these wonderful prints!

G.A.A. News



Junior A Championship: Ballycastle: 2 – 15; Ballintubber: 0 – 12

Junior C Championship: Ballycastle B: 2 – 8; Castlebar: 6 – 15.


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Shane McHale winner of last week's 50/50 draw (€240).

Golf Society

Next outing is to Ballinrobe Golf Club. 

1st tee is booked for 10.30am so please be there for 10 am.

Contact Gerry Henry 0879391689 for more information.

Anyone interested in going to Eskerhill Golf Club on weekend of the 23rd/24th June, contact Alan Kelly 0868672002 for more information.


Ballycastle Bike Hire

Tour some of the scenic areas in North Mayo with bicycle hire from Ballycastle bike hire. Bikes provided are high quality with a wide selection to match all ages and abilities ( Mountain Bikes, Road Bikes, Hybrid, Children's Bikes) and can be rented from short to long term use.

Service includes free drop-off and pick-up locations in the Céide Coast region including the monasteries of the Moy green-way Killala. Hi-vis vests and helmets supplied.

Opening hours for Céide Coast Lodge on Main Street , Ballycastle are

Monday – Sunday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.

Bike hire available out of hours - just ring 086 3225128.

Call Máirtín on 086 3225128 or email .


Baile an Chaisil CC

Weekend away:

Ballycastle Cycling Club weekend away is planned for September 9th in Ballycastle, Co. Antrim to take part in the Giants Causeway coast sportive 57km, 126km and 182km. Any non club member who would like to come along will be made more than welcome. Contact Máirtin Flannery for more details.


Turbo Training:

Club turbo training on Monday nights at 8.00pm in St. John's Hall. All welcome. For more details contact Máirtín at 086 3225128.


Club spins on Sundays at 9.00a.m. from the Shambles.


Irish Dancing Class

Irish Dancing class every Monday and Thursday at 5.30p.m. in St. John's Hall, Ballycastle.

New members welcome. Contact Annmarie 086 0687342.


Athletic Club

Ballycastle Athletic Club training every Friday evening 6.30p.m. at Ballycastle Community Hall.

New Members welcome.



Opening times for the Gymnasium in Ballycastle Community Hall are:

Monday – Friday 9.00a.m. – 1.00p.m. and 5.00p.m. – 9.00p.m.

Saturday 10.00a.m. – 1.30p.m.

Prices: €5 per visit, €20 per month, €50 for 3 months or €120 per year.


Over 55 Exercise Club

Wednesdays at 3.00p.m. in Suífinn Way Centre. New members always welcome.


Garda in attendance

Garda will attend at Ballycastle Community Hall from 2 – 3pm on the 1st Wednesday of every month.


Craft Shop

Craft Shop is located in the Resource Centre, Upper Main Street stocking goods by local craftworkers e.g. knitwear, crochet, handmade cards, wooden bowls, cushions, cot quilts, etc.

Ballycastle souvenir items e.g. candles, fridge magnets, keyrings, bookmarks, biros, teabag holders,

Mayo Crystal and a range of other items.


Other Facilities available :

Tourist Information, Photocopying, Laminating, Typing.


Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m. (closed for lunch 1 – 2.00p.m.)

Community Hall

Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.m.

Tuesday: Indoor Soccer 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m. for children aged 8 – 10years

Basketball for ages 10 – 14 from 6.30 – 7.30p.m.

Ladies basketball at 8.00p.m.

For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m. (unless otherwise stated)

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: No Mass

Tuesday 11.00a.m.: Clifford Fee (Late of Leeds )

Wednesday 10.00a.m.: Sr. Annuntiata Browne

Thursday 11.00a.m.: People of the Parish

Friday 7.00p.m.: Michael (Anniversary) & Ellen Langan. Padro Pio Novena.

Saturday 8.15p.m.: John & Agnes Tighe & Deceased Family Members

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Colm Kenny (Anniversary), Agnes Connor.


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Kathleen Donnelly

Sunday 11.30a.m.: George O'Grady



Saturday Vigil: Mary Walsh

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Gillian Grier



Saturday Vigil: As arranged

Sunday 11.30a.m.: As arranged